Thelonious Monk - The Prophet LP
Monk is my personal favorite jazz pianist. I always felt like the piano sounded like a slightly different instrument when played by him. I could swear he found notes that other musicians had not yet discovered. Or maybe he was just using a piano with more than 88 keys. This is a terrific album that features Monk, all by himself. It includes one of his most popular standards and several other outstanding performances. This is a very relaxed presentation with eight beautiful tracks. The album was released on Scepter in 1972, number SPS 550. This is the original release of the album. The vinyl is in excellent condition with its bright original luster. It does show several light surface scratches that result in some light background noise throughout, including an occasional pop.